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Elevation: 5,801 ft
GPS: 39.6548, -105.19499
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Description Suggest change

Morrison is well known as a classic Front Range bouldering area - an outdoor climbing gym with two distinctive atmospheres. On the Northern side of the road, it's rare to boulder by yourself, whereas the southern side I've yet to met anyone there.

The town of Morrison is a small but thriving town whose major industries are tourism and margaritas - especially in the summer. Visitors come for our restaurants, rocks, and/or rock concerts at Red Rocks. The population is about 500 people.

Evergreen is further up Bear Valley at 7200 feet, approximately 20 minutes from Morrison. It's considerably larger than Morrison with about 30,000 residents, although many of them are very spread out.

Littleton is in the area and technically has some of the climbing in this area.

Getting There Suggest change

From Boulder, take CO Hwy 93 to Golden, US 6 to C-470 heading South, and get off 5-10 minutes later at Morrison. Take a right after exiting. One can also take a right just past Golden on Heritage Rd, which becomes a highway that goes by Red Rocks and spits you out into Morrison on the west side. Continue up CO Hwy 74 (Bear Creek Road) to Evergreen. Watch out for cyclists!

From Denver, take US 285 to C-470, then head north the the Morrison exit, and take a left into town. To get to Evergreen, continue up CO Hwy 74.

Map of Morrison, Evergreen, and Littleton;spn=0.11,0.18

Resources

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This town is famous for its Margaritas and its Mexican food, and the one place to get them is the Morrison Inn. There is also a great Italian restaurant in town.

Camping

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Per Derek Lawrence: the closest camping is at Bear Creek Lake Park - lakewood.org/bclp/.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Morrison/Evergreen/Littleton

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V3 6A
 337
Breashear's Crack II
Boulder
V3 6A
 90
Guiding Light A.K.A Round Up
Boulder
V3 6A
 74
The Troll Cave
Boulder
V3 6A
 92
Super Phun Thyme
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 56
Wisdom A.K.A. The Best Boulder P…
Boulder
V5 6C
 193
Double Arete
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 165
Squirming Coil
Boulder
V6- 7A
 158
Dasani
Boulder
V6 7A
 166
Helicopter
Boulder
V6 7A R
 57
Rupture
Boulder
V6 7A
 64
Ghost Dance
Boulder
V7 7A+
 63
The Pearl
Boulder
V8 7B
 34
Thievery
Boulder
V10 7C+
 27
Arrowhead Arete (SDS)
Boulder
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 36
The Price For Fire
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Breashear's Crack II Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Cube Area
 337
V3 6A Boulder
Guiding Light A.K.A Round Up Alderfer/Three… > Work & Play Area
 90
V3 6A Boulder
The Troll Cave Alderfer/Three… > Work & Play Area
 74
V3 6A Boulder
Super Phun Thyme Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Cube Area
 92
V3 6A Boulder
Wisdom A.K.A. The Best Boul… Alderfer/Three… > Brother's Lookout S Face
 56
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Double Arete Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Squirming Coil Area
 193
V5 6C Boulder
Squirming Coil Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Squirming Coil Area
 165
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Dasani Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Dasani Area
 158
V6- 7A Boulder
Helicopter Morrison Boulders > Black Hole
 166
V6 7A Boulder
Rupture Morrison Boulders > … > Caves > Rupture Cave
 57
V6 7A R Boulder
Ghost Dance Matthews-Winter… > Millenium Boulder
 64
V6 7A Boulder
The Pearl Alderfer/Three… > Tortuga > Black Pearl
 63
V7 7A+ Boulder
Thievery Alderfer/Three… > Energy Crag
 34
V8 7B Boulder
Arrowhead Arete (SDS) Morrison Boulders > Dark Side > Arrowhead Arete Area
 27
V10 7C+ Boulder
The Price For Fire Morrison Routes
 36
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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